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YouTuber blasts “predatory” Genshin Impact after spending $7,000

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:58 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 22:01

by Michael Gwilliam


A YouTuber who spent thousands on Genshin Impact has gone viral after he blasted the game’s gacha system and decided to go exclusively free to play.

Mtashed, who has made plenty of videos about the Chinese action RPG, will no longer be using the account he spent over $7,000 on because he feels the title is “crooked.”

“My main account will now be my secondary account and I don’t want to play it anymore,” he explained in a video uploaded on October 26. “On top of this, any of the videos where I did Wishes and I was showing off any of the Wishes that I got, in the next 24 hours, I’m going to be taking those down and unlisting them.”

According to Mtashed, he is doing this because he refuses to promote the game’s gacha system – which is how free-to-play games end up making money.

Mtashed plays Genshin Impact
Mtashed won’t be spending any more money on Genshin Impact.

“Michael, why the hell would you spend $7,200 on a damn game and then not use it?” he asked from the perspective of the audience. As it turns out, a big factor is people claiming that he has a gambling addiction.

“If any sane person was spending this kind of money on a game… I would honestly say, unless you have an immense amount of disposable income, to look at yourself in the mirror and potentially get help,” he explained. “I am sorry if I ever baited you into Wishing yourself. I feel guilty about that. I have had a tough time sleeping.”

As the video continued, Mtashed got teary-eyed and claimed he even regretted covering the game. “I’m a content creator and I can write this off as a business expense,” he revealed. “My tips video has made $7,300 and paid for every Wish I ever made on this account. And I know that other people can’t do that.”

“I think this system is very predatory,” he added after apologizing to those he may have baited into spending money. “I think this system is gambling. I can’t believe that this exists in a game. And I refuse to promote it. I can’t do it and I’m so sorry that I did.”

That all said, there are still a couple of videos that the YouTuber will still be making on his now-secondary account, but is going free-to-play after that.

Genshin Impact characters by a city
Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact has been reviewed well by critics.

So far, the streamer believes he can make his F2P account “godly” and catch up to his other account in no time despite refusing to put any money in.

Hopefully, the transition can keep others from getting addicted to the game and can shine some light on a very controversial system.


G2, OG, Vitality winners at BLAST Premier Fall 2020: results & brackets

Published: 31/Oct/2020 17:05 Updated: 6/Nov/2020 13:48

by Andrew Amos


The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 brackets

Group A

BLAST Premier Fall 2020

Group B

BLAST Premier Fall 2020

Group C

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule & scores

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi 2 – 0 NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses 1 – 2 OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final Na’Vi 0 – 2 OG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 NiP 2 – 0 Evil Geniuses 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final Na’Vi 2 – 1 NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final OG 2 – 1 Na’Vi 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality 2 – 1 Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG 2 – 1 FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final Vitality 2-0 BIG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 Complexity 2-0 FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final Complexity 0 – 2 BIG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final Vitality 2 – 1 BIG 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis 2 – 1 MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA 0 – 2 G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final Astralis 2 – 1 G2 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 MIBR 2 – 1 FURIA 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final G2 2 – 1 MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final Astralis 0 – 2 G2 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm